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Groundhog Day 2018

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posted on Feb, 2 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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It's Groundhog Day today and a bit of History to accompany the Myths behind it. When people hear ' Groundhog Day ', most remember the Movie.

So according to the little furry guy in this part of the world, we have 6 more weeks of Winter, give or take. I'm happy with it either way.



According to legend, if a groundhog sees its shadow on this day, there will be six more weeks of winter; if it doesn’t, then spring is right around the corner. Just before 7:25 a.m. on February 2, 2018, Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most celebrated groundhog, gazed at the ground and beheld his shadow.This means six more weeks of frigid winter. Of course, it’s a bit of a joke. As the Almanac says, “If he sees his shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter; if he doesn’t, it’ll be six weeks till spring” because, of course, the dates of the equinox do not change.



MORE GROUNDHOG DAY HISTORY A bear brought the forecast to the people of France and England, while those in Germany looked to a badger for a sign. In the 1800s, German immigrants to Pennsylvania brought their Candlemas legends with them. Finding no badgers but lots of groundhogs (also called woodchucks or whistlepigs), they adapted the New World species to fit the lore.


www.almanac.com...

for the record -


Groundhog Day always falls on February 2. This traditionally marks the midpoint between the winter solstice in December and the spring equinox in March.





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posted on Feb, 2 2018 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack
The nearest British equivalent is St. Swithin's Day, July the fifteenth.
If it rains on St. Swithin's Day, it will continue to rain for forty days thereafter.



posted on Feb, 2 2018 @ 05:29 PM
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They also make good barbecue too if you cook them long enough. Just an FYI




posted on Feb, 2 2018 @ 05:38 PM
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Seeing his shadow seems to be the result, most of the time.

My question is how do the organizers know he saw his shadow?

They speak ground hog?



posted on Feb, 2 2018 @ 09:56 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: BotheLumberJack
The nearest British equivalent is St. Swithin's Day, July the fifteenth.
If it rains on St. Swithin's Day, it will continue to rain for forty days thereafter.



That sounds, like a flood.



posted on Feb, 2 2018 @ 09:56 PM
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posted on Feb, 2 2018 @ 10:44 PM
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winter here ends at the end of march and then starts mid april



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 03:19 AM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack
I worded that badly. I should have written "will rain each day"- not necessarily all day.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 03:36 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

I don't mind the rain, I prefer it to sunshine.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 03:39 AM
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originally posted by: mikell
They also make good barbecue too if you cook them long enough. Just an FYI



Remind me to not get either you or tatz P.O.'d..

My tastes in pizza condiments may have shrunk too
Barbecue Badger NOT... I'd need a stronger chaser than over here.

Back to the thread, I got almost a better present than Phil
getting a short stay in the burrow. It's a mixed blessing in a
couple of ways, and would also be O.T. for this thread. But
it's not too bad a day to still be breathing, however how cold
or how long it will be.



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 03:44 AM
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a reply to: derfreebie

You haven't tried fried possum? holee @#$ lol



At one time it was a delicacy in America



posted on Feb, 3 2018 @ 08:08 AM
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This is the only prediction that seems plausible to me.




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